May 7, 2014 6:24 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne speaks to the media during a campaign stop at the construction site of the Eglinton LRT on Eglinton Ave. West in Toronto on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – Ontario’s three major party leaders have been campaigning since last week, but the buses officially hit the road today as they seek votes in the June 12 provincial election.

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne visits businesses in Kitchener and Brampton and helps open a campaign office in Ottawa.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak plans to visit businesses in Mississauga, Burlington and Brantford today.

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New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath has two events in Toronto, followed by a campaign stops in Kitchener and Niagara Falls.

WEATHER

Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. High 13. UV index 7 or high.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

Sports:          

Blue Jays:

Juan Francisco’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

IN THE NEWS…

Rob Ford is calling his rehab program “amazing” a week after he took a leave of absence from his mayoral duties to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

The sentencing hearing for Sunrise Propane, the Ontario company convicted in a deadly explosion of a Toronto propane plant, is expected to take place today.

Rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins will be among dozens of recipients today of the Order of Canada.

An abortion counselor in New Jersey documented her own abortion procedure with hopes it would provide “guidance, strength, support” for someone who needs it.

A Vancouver medicinal marijuana dispensary has installed what they say is Canada’s first vending machine for pot.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Olympians Heather Moyse and Jason Burnett serve customers in celebration of McDonald’s 21st Edition of McHappy Day, which raises funds for Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities across Canada. (7 a.m. at 356 Yonge St.)

Sentencing arguments for Sunrise Propane, found guilty of labour and environment violations in the 2008 Downsview explosion. (10 a.m. at Old City Hall, 60 Queen St. W.)

Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa provides the media with information unique to the June 2014 Provincial General Election. (2 p.m. at Queen’s Park Media Studio, Room 148)

Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg and others talk to the media ahead of the Cannes Film Festival. (4 p.m. at Storys Building, 11 Duncan Street)

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